Deputy AG Slams Anonymously-Sourced Media, Media Retaliates!

Deputy AG Slams Anonymously-Sourced Media, Media Retaliates!

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@Sara Noble

Deputy Attorney General Rod Rosenstein issued a stunning statement Thursday night that appears to be a rebuke of news agencies spreading fake news via fake leaks, namely those from The Washington Post, CNN and the NY Times.

The statement said Americans should think twice “before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials.’”

“Americans should exercise caution before accepting as true any stories attributed to anonymous ‘officials’,” the statement read, “particularly when they do not identify the country — let alone the branch or agency of government — with which the alleged sources supposedly are affiliated. Americans should be skeptical about anonymous allegations. The Department of Justice has a long-established policy to neither confirm nor deny such allegations.”

Rosenstein is clearly slamming fake news but the media immediately came out to twist his meaning.

The Washington Post is doing well with their fake news however. It pays! Owner Jeff Bezos is buying Whole Foods and is pretending he wants tips on how to enhance his philanthropy[…]

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  • kookooracharabioso

    Good work from a consistent writer. Amazing how when I try to read the statement for myself all I can find is spin with partial quotes & now I am out of time.

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